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Artist. Born and resides in Tokyo.
Since the early 1990s, Higashionna has made art pieces incorporating fanshii (a Japanese word derived from the English word ‘fancy’) things from everyday environments, drawing attention to their ‘uncanniness.’
Amongst his most well-known works are the chandelier series, which uses circular fluorescent lamps, and the FL (flower) series, in which he stencilled fake flowers and lace using spray paint.
Selected solo exhibitions: chandelier!, Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo (2005), Light Bright Picnic, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (2003), Hina-gata, Nadiff, Tokyo (2000).
Selected group exhibitions: THE MASKED PORTRAIT, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA (2008), Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2007, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007), Tanoshiki ie, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya (2006) OFFICINA ASIA, Galleria d’arte Modena, Bologna, Italy (2004)
Selected commissions: H.P. France, Comme des Garçons